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Christ Embassy Pastor, Members Fined $35,000 For Holding Service In Australia Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

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A Christ Embassy Pastor in Sydney, Australia, Marvin Osaghae, has been fined alongside with 30 of his church members.

They had been fined the sum of $35,000 for holding a church service which was towards Covid-19 restrictions.



Australian law enforcement officials had been reportedly known as by neighbours who had been bored with the service in Chris Oyakhilome’s Christ Embassy Church in Sydney as members gathered for service through the Covid-19 lockdown.

Thirty attendees had been arrested and ultimately fined $1,000 every whereas the church was fined a sum of $5,000 and the police shut the church after they arrived.

Pastor Marvin Osaghae was additionally seen within the footage of his sermon on-line, asking followers to hope for the New South Wales (NSW) authorities.

He stated: “We pray for NSW authorities, we declare that the knowledge of God is granted.

“We declare that lockdowns are over within the cities of NSW, within the identify of Jesus.”

The incident has left New South Wales Police Minister David Elliott surprised, stories the Related Press Australia.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian known as the gathering a blatant contradiction of guidelines that hold folks out of hospital.

NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys stated he hoped followers would replicate on the danger they’d uncovered themselves and their youngsters to.

“I’d hope that that will be the final time that we see this sort of exercise from this group of individuals.”

This is not the primary time Christ Embassy shall be fined internationally for breaking Covid-19 lockdown guidelines.

In April this yr, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s TV channel, LoveWorld, was fined £125,000 for breaching the UK’s broadcasting code by spreading misinformation about COVID-19.

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